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Braised Brussels Sprouts

A quick side dish that is delicious and versatile. Make Brussels Sprouts your new favorite vegetable!
Course Side Dish
Keyword 30 minute meals, bacon, brussels sprouts, fall, side dishes, vegetables, winter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 8-10 strips bacon cut in 1/2in pieces
  • 4 tbsp bacon grease from cooking the bacon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1.5 lbs Brussels sprouts thinly sliced
  • 2 cups mushrooms chopped - shitake, miatake or cremini preferred
  • 2 cups chicken stock or bone broth
  • TT salt & black pepper


  • In a large cast iron pot (with a lid), cook the bacon on medium heat with the bay leaf and thyme sprigs. Once bacon has become crispy, remove from the pan so it doesn't burn. Drain all but about 4tbsp of the bacon grease.
  • With the pan still on medium heat, add the onion and sweat, stirring frequently. Once the onion begins to caramelize, add the chopped mushrooms and Brussels sprouts, season with salt and pepper and toss together. Sauté for 5 minutes or so.
  • Add the chicken stock/broth, reduce heat and cover for 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes as it cooks. Serve topped with sliced pork tenderloin, seared salmon, or any of your favorite proteins.